Grudge 3 Screenwriter Brad Keene Signs Publishing Deal With ZOVA Books For Debut Novel Hat Trick

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Scribe of Hollywood movies “The Grudge 3,” “From Within” and “The Gravedancers” is set to release debut novel with Los Angeles publishing firm ZOVA Books.

Brad’s ideas are fresh and exciting and he brings veteran screenwriting experience to ZOVA.

Screenwriter Brad Keene has partnered with ZOVA Books to release his first novel, “Hat Trick” in May of 2012. Keene is a versatile writer whose credits include Hollywood films “The Grudge 3,” “From Within,” and “The Gravedancers.” ZOVA Books is a Los Angeles based mid-sized publishing firm specializing in fiction titles.

Keene is finishing his first successful comic book run with Top Cow. Keene’s horror comic “Fleshdigger,” was published by Top Cow and chosen to participate in Top Cow’s annual pilot season contest. “Fleshdigger” tells the story of a zombie vigilante hell-bent on revenge and is co-written by Shannon Denton with art by Alex Sanchez and cover by Francesco Francavilla.    

Keene’s debut novel, “Hat Trick” is a modern, character-driven tour de force that showcases Keene's storytelling talents outside the realm of the supernatural.

Matthew Pizzo, CEO of ZOVA Books stated, “I met Brad Keene several years ago before we started ZOVA Books and I instantly knew I wanted to work with him. Brad’s ideas are fresh and exciting and he brings veteran screenwriting experience to ZOVA. His dialogue is masterfully written and “Hat Trick” is sure to be the first of many books. Brad will have a long career as a book author.”

ZOVA Books is managed by film and television management and production company Circle of Confusion. Circle of Confusion projects include blockbuster television hits “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead” as well as representing some of the hottest talent in Hollywood such as Andy and Lana Wachowski (creators of “The Matrix” and upcoming movie “Cloud Atlas”) and scribe Max Landis of the current box office hit “Chronicle.”

Brad Keene is represented by Los Angeles agency Paradigm.

For media and rights inquiries, please contact Matthew Pizzo at ZOVA Books.

About ZOVA Books:

ZOVA Books is a publishing firm located in Los Angeles, California that publishes genre fiction titles, including works by New York Times #1 bestselling authors Michael Blake (“Dances With Wolves, “ “The Holy Road,” “Into The Stars”) and Anna Lee Waldo (“Sacajawea,” “Watch the Face of the Sky”), as well as debut YA author Jessica Therrien (“Oppression”), Kirkus Star recipient Clive London (“Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device”) and upcoming works by Hollywood screenwriters Adam Kline and Brad Keene. ZOVA Books’ film, television and foreign rights are managed by Hollywood production and management company Circle of Confusion.

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